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Street furniture: the added value for modern cities

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Street furniture plays a crucial role in defining the identity and livability of our cities. Elements such as benches, fountains, lighting, and, in particular, marquees, transform spaces into oases of comfort and beauty, helping to create functional and welcoming public spaces.

Canobbio Textile stands out for its innovative solutions in the field of street furniture tensile structures, offering products that combine aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. In this article, we will explore the value of street furniture and the key role of marquees in its evolution.


The value of street furniture

  • Improved quality of life

Well-designed street furniture significantly improves citizens’ quality of life. Well-maintained and equipped public spaces provide places to meet, relax and socialize, fostering a sense of community and belonging.

  • Aesthetics and identity

Street furniture elements help define the aesthetics and identity of a city. Harmonious and innovative projects can transform even the most anonymous areas into iconic and attractive places, boosting tourism and the local economy.

  • Functionality and accessibility

Functional street furniture ensures accessibility and optimal use of public spaces. This includes the availability of shade, comfortable seating, and weather-protected facilities that make urban areas usable in a variety of weather conditions.

  • Environmental Sustainability

Integrating sustainable solutions into street furniture is key to reducing the environmental impact of cities. The use of recyclable materials and eco-friendly technologies contributes to the construction of greener and environmentally friendly public spaces.


Tensile structures for street furniture: features and advantages

  1. Flexibility and adaptability: street furniture tensile structures are extremely versatile and can be adapted to different needs and urban spaces. Thanks to their modularity, it is possible to create covers of various sizes and shapes, ideal for parks, plazas, playgrounds and gathering spaces.
  2. Protection and comfort: one of the main functions of tensile structures in street furniture is to provide protection from the elements. Whether sheltering from the summer sun or rain, these structures provide comfort and safety, allowing citizens to enjoy public spaces in all weather conditions.
  3. Innovative Aesthetics: marquees designed by Canobbio Textile feature a modern and attractive design. The fluid and dynamic forms of the stretched fabrics create a visual impact that enhances the urban environment, transforming simple areas into places of architectural interest.
  4. Durability and low maintenance: made of high-quality materials, marquees are durable and require little maintenance. The technical fabrics used are designed to withstand adverse weather conditions while maintaining their aesthetic and functional properties over time.
  5. Sustainability and innovation: Canobbio Textile is committed to using environmentally friendly materials and sustainable production processes. Tensile structures, in addition to reducing environmental impact compared to traditional buildings, can be integrated with green solutions, such as solar panels, for an additional contribution to urban sustainability.

Application examples of tensile structures for street furniture

  • Squares and parks

Street furniture marquees can be used to create shaded areas in plazas and parks, providing citizens with spaces to relax and socialize protected from sun and rain.

  • Play areas and recreational spaces

Covering play areas with street furniture tents allows children to play safely, regardless of weather conditions. In addition, these structures add an aesthetic touch that makes recreational spaces more attractive.

  • Markets and commercial spaces

In outdoor markets, street furniture marquees provide protection for vendors and customers, creating a more pleasant and stimulating shopping environment.


Street furniture projects carried out by Canobbio Textile

Canobbio Textile has been responsible for the street furniture projects of several entities, handling the design and construction of ad hoc tensile structures. These include: the Maremonti shopping center in Marina di Massa, the new trade fair in Rome, the Claira Carrefour Segece in France.

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